Here’s Why Goats Milk Soap is Better for Your Skin

Consumers are becoming more aware of the chemical mass production of commercial body care products that are loaded with synthetic ingredients. Still, most people buy commercial brand soap because they are convenient and marketed as being safe.  But there are plenty of downsides to these soaps, especially if you have specific skin sensitivities or disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, oily skin and acne. 

Commercial soaps, both liquid and solid, contain synthetic additives that act a detergent to remove dirt and oil.  Synthetic detergents are used because they are cheap, and they add lather.  The problem is they are drying to the skin, stripping it of its natural oils and wreaking havoc on dry skin, irritated or sensitive skin, especially when they are used daily. 

Avoid sodium lauryl sulfate – A report from the Journal of The American College of Toxicology (1983) blamed sodium lauryl sulfate concentrations as low as 0.5 percent for causing skin irritation. Further studies showed that concentrations of 10-30 percent were found to cause severe skin corrosion. The “Household Products Directory” of the National Institutes of Health lists over 80 products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate with concentrations up to 30 percent.

These high concentrations not only affect the skin’s outer layers, but are absorbed into the biggest organ in the body, the skin, and stored in tissues.

Sodium laureth is now commonly used in place of sodium lauryl, but it can be even more dangerous. Laureth cannot effectively be removed from the liver. Laureth can be stored stored in tissues and promote toxicity for a person’s entire lifetime, draining them of energy.

How we make natural soap:

Soap is made by mixing natural plant oils and a water/lye or in our case goats milk/lye base together through a process known as saponification.  Mixing these components together will create both soap and glycerin.  The lye is no longer present in the final products.

Why you should choose a soap made with Goat’s Milk

One natural soap that’s gaining attention is goat’s milk soap. What other soap can exfoliate, repair, moisturize, and hydrate your skin?  

If you are not convinced that goat’s milk soap is the best soap for your skin, here are six good reasons to make the switch

Exceptional Moisturizing Properties

Goat’s milk is rich in essential fatty acids and triglycerides. The essential fatty acids have a unique pH similar to humans, so it is less irritating and more easily absorbed by our skin. These fatty acids and triglycerides are super moisturizing. 

Lactic Acid in Goat’s Milk Naturally Exfoliates

Goat’s milk contains precious skin minerals and vitamins, particularly vitamin A, which is one of the most important vitamins for healthy skin. It also contains lactic acid that assists in gently removing dead skin cells to help hydrate and brighten the skin. 

Softens and Soothes Skin Ailments

The cream that is present in goat’s milk contains vitamins and proteins that helps boost the moisturizing quality of goat’s milk products; it doesn’t dry out your skin like many other commercial products, it will also help to soothe skin ailments and itchiness. Because it contains high levels of vitamin A,  goats milk soap helps to repair damaged skin tissue, reduces lines and wrinkles, and provides psoriasis relief.  

Heals and Rejuvenates

The alpha-hydroxy acids found in goat’s milk possess rejuvenating benefits on skin cells as the rich butter fats softens, hydrates, and heals the skin.   

Controls Acne

The lactic acid in goat’s milk which is responsible for its exfoliating properties helps remove the dead skin cells that cause skin pores to clog, causing unwanted acne. Additionally, goat’s milk has antibacterial properties that can eliminate and in some cases prevent acne altogether and reduces the redness, swelling and itching that acne can cause.

Eczema and Psoriasis Relief

If you have more severe skin issues, such as psoriasis and eczema, goat’s milk will be helpful in relieving the itchiness, irritation and pain. Goat’s milk moisturizes and soothes the skin, even when these ailments are present.

How to care goat’s milk soaps

Goat’s milk soap is a naturally softer soap due to its high moisturizing qualities.

Like most soaps, but especially soaps made with goat’s milk, you should allow them to air dry. Do not let soap sit in water. Keep it in a soap dish that has grates, allowing for air circulation around the bar. This will keep your soap harder and longer lasting. 

As a convenience to our customers we sell beautifully handcrafted Soap Dishes and a Soap Saver for your soap dishes.


August 11, 2014 12:00 am

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